For the dads in this country, Father’s Day typically means ties and socks. Once every five years or so, we jump for joy when we see a box big enough to contain something we might actually need around the house. Unfortunately, the wrapping paper often hides within its cheery exterior a dog of a tool chosen by a well-meaning family who has never done more than watch us use tools.
This is the worst. Socks, ugly ties, even new boxer shorts – those are known quantities, and our efforts to mask our displeasure are practiced and precise. The cheapo knock-off tool or the “as seen on TV” gadget, though, is a different creature altogether.
Our falling-down-an-elevator shaft disappointment upon opening a big ol’ box of useless is countered somewhat by the enthusiasm the family obviously put into buying us something besides socks. Then we realize the wife and kids expect to see us actually make use of a tool we wouldn’t wish on our worst enemies.
Sound familiar? If it does, let The Concord Carpenter make it up to you this year with a small token of our appreciation to you, dear handy fathers. Our friends at DUO-FAST Construction have graciously donated one of their new award-winning Cordless Roofing Systems to make Father’s Day special for one of you.
Learn more about this nailer read my review: Duo-Fast Cordless Roofing Nailer Review
Want to win it?
All you have to do is send us – in 100 words or less – the story of your worst Father’s Day tool or gadget gift experience. We’ll choose the winner at random on June 9, so you’ll have your new DUO-FAST kit in time for the holiday. [leave in comment box]
Deadline for entries is June 3
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